Before being given the title of jeweller to the Imperial Court and then the crown ("K.u.K"), the firm was founded by a Frenchman from a family of goldsmiths in Limoges who then became associated with a German, Jakob Heinrich Kochert. In Vienna, the frequent balls and dinners, and then the arrival of the Empress, heralded the arrival of a period of magnificence. It was at this time that the Köcherts transformed the adornments of diamond stars into decorations that sparkled in the empress's hair.
In recent years, the firm has reproduced some of the famous stars, hitherto lost. In neo-classical architecture, it has preserved the timbered and gilded decoration of the era. Wealthy families have entrusted their precious jewels to the jeweller for 180 years.
The sixth generation is now working there, following techniques and specializations that remain unchanged, such as the "multi-use" ornaments that can be dismantled. On the first floor, the craftsmen work with the same tools as in the past in narrow workshops. There is a new collection each year.